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Hot Fuzz

Laughs and piles of bodies
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 18, 2007
3.0 3.0 Stars

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Director Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, the writers behind 2004’s zombie spoof Shaun of the Dead, turn their attention to the living in this unholy offspring of Old Blighty and Hollywood: picture Agatha Christie buggered by Michael Bay, with (old-school) Peter Jackson administering lube. When his superiors (Martin Freeman, Steve Coogan, and Bill Nighy in the first of many choice cameos) grow tired of his making the rest of the force “look bad,” London supercop Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is “promoted” to the crime-free country village of Sandford. Not there one night, he’s already arrested a drunken oaf: action-movie buff Danny Butterman (Shaun’s Nick Frost), son of the police chief (Jim Broadbent) –– and Angel’s new partner. After a series of “accidents” starts to claim township lives, Nick suspects Sandford isn’t such a sleepy burg. The film is bit long, but Wright’s staccato edits embody Bay’s bombast, with the laughs piling up faster than the bodies.
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